Meth trade extends its web 

Intrepid visitors to Yangon should not miss the military’s bizarre Drug Elimination Museum. Its gory mannequins depict the dangers of drug abuse and the military’s...

Cambodia joins Asean’s rail network 

Cambodia and Thailand have reconnected a cross-border railway after 46 years as Asean’s rail links gradually improve.The military-appointed Thai prime minister, Prayuth Chan-ocha, and...

Split Laos dam swamps villages 

Hundreds of people are missing after a dam collapsed in southern Laos, destroying thousands of homes.Five billion cubic metres of water, enough to fill...

China begins to weave rail web 

Construction of the Thai-Lao-Chinese railway has started in Nakhon Ratchasima in northeastern Thailand with the enticing prospect of high-speed trains linking China with Singapore,...

Smugglers take root in Laos

Thai border police say they have seized 400kg of compressed cannabis from Laos in Na Yoong district in a shipment that was suspected to...

Virtual Plain of Jars to be created

Drone video of the Plain of Jars. Source: YouTubeA team of Australian archaeologists has announced plans to recreate Laos' mysterious Plain of Jars in...

Obama addresses US sins

A B-52D indiscriminately trying to bomb communists. Source: WikimediaBarack Obama became the first sitting US president to visit Laos when he arrived last week...

Asean fails to reprimand China

Relax: Rodrigo Duterte was in diplomatic mode. Will be make a convivial host next year? Source: YouTubeThe Asean summit in Laos has to let...

Duterte kept away from Obama, Ban

President Rodrigo Duterte got on well with US Secretary of State John Kerry. Source: Wikimedia Outspoken Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has been spared an awkward dinner...

Duterte’s mouth derails summit

China’s armed forces are unlikely to be sweating over the threat of coordinated Asean action. Source: WikimediaAs the region's leaders come together in Laos...

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